Popular Appetizers Recipes

Appetizers are like tiny jewel boxes of flavor, small bites meant to stimulate the palate -- not fill your stomach. That's what makes looking for appetizer recipes so much fun - since you don't have to fill the plate, you can concentrate on putting together ingredients in ways that sing. And they don't have to be fancy to pack a punch - spicy wings, deviled eggs, easy bruschetta, or even a nicely presented dip can be a winner. The classic combination of melon and prosciutto is a perfect example: Just two ingredients that play off of each other perfectly, the salty richness of the ham contrasting with the tropical sweetness of the melon. Perfection. When you're planning for a holiday party, you want quick and easy appetizers that play nicely with what you're serving as a main course. You want to compliment the dish without repeating ingredients - serving marinated mozzarella before plating up a cheese-heavy lasagna is definitely overload. Try to keep things light, and remember - you're going for flavor, not quantity.

Sweet Onion-Tomato Tartlets

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Sweet Onion-Tomato Tartlets

Farmer's Tomato Pie

Try the popular combination of tomato, mozzarella, and basil tucked into a crust and baked to warm, melty yumminess. Serve as an appetizer or with a fresh garden salad for a light lunch or dinner.

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Farmer's Tomato Pie

Easy Party Appetizers

Watch how simple it is to make your appetizers the life of the party. Our Kraft Kitchens Expert will show you how with this Easy Party Appetizers video. These appetizers are a snap to prepare¿and the perfect beginning to any menu.

Easy Party Appetizers

Pineapple-Black Bean Guacamole

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Pineapple-Black Bean Guacamole

Herbed Tofu Cakes

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Herbed Tofu Cakes

Five-Spice Beef Kabobs

To make your own five-spice powder, simply mix equal parts of five ground spices: cinnamon, cloves, star anise, szechuan peppercorns and fennel.

From Midwest Living

Five-Spice Beef Kabobs

Bruschetta

Fresh chives are a welcome addition to this low-fat, tomato based bruschetta spread. A taste sensation when made with summer-ripe tomatoes.

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Bruschetta

Hamburger Steak Sliders

Seasoned with steak sauce and mustard, these flavorful sliders go great with almost any classic burger topper. The mini size is ideal for backyard potlucks, when everyone¿s plates are overflowing with salads, chips and watermelon.

From Midwest Living

Hamburger Steak Sliders

Ham Sliders

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Ham Sliders

Buffalo Chicken Wings with Blue Cheese Dressing

Love wings? Try this heart-healthy way to make them (don't worry, they taste just as good). Serve them as an appetizer or snack on game day.

From Midwest Living

Buffalo Chicken Wings with Blue Cheese Dressing

Gouda and Red Onion Pizza

These easy cheese and onion appetizers use refrigerated pizza dough, saving you prep time.

From Midwest Living

Gouda and Red Onion Pizza

Two-for-One Stuffed Party Pinwheels

Why two-for-one? Because our recipe actually makes two different kinds of tortilla spirals¿¿one flavored with curry powder, the other with garlic and herbs.

From Midwest Living

Two-for-One Stuffed Party Pinwheels

Cheesy Tomato Party Snack Mix

We packed this snack mix with extra protein and nutrients by adding soy nuts. You can find plain or flavored roasted soy nuts at large supermarkets or health-food stores.

From Midwest Living

Cheesy Tomato Party Snack Mix

Devilishly Good Deviled Eggs

No time to cook the eggs? No worries! Pick up a bag of peeled hard-cooked eggs from the produce section of a large supermarket, or raid the grocery store salad bar.

From Midwest Living

Devilishly Good Deviled Eggs

Marinated Cheese Cubes

Pantry ingredients turn ordinary Monterey Jack into a deli-style party snack that tastes even better when you make it ahead. You can prep it three days in advance.

From Midwest Living

Marinated Cheese Cubes

Cranberry-Sauced Meatballs Appetizer

Tender chicken or turkey meatballs studded with cranberries take on a glorious flavor when theyre simmered in a snappy cranberry-flavored barbecue sauce.

From Midwest Living

Cranberry-Sauced Meatballs Appetizer

Classic Nachos

These five-ingredient nachos are a cinch to make for a large crowd. Bake a batch for your next party and serve with an array of topping options, like cilantro, jalapeno peppers, sour cream and salsa.

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Classic Nachos

Multigrain Rolls

A mix of all-purpose, whole-wheat and rye flours, plus oats, wheat germ and cormeal, adds hearty texture and heart-healthy fiber to these dinner rolls. Serve with soup, salad, pasta or anything that needs sopped up.

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Multigrain Rolls

Grilled Squash and Manchego Quesadillas with Nectarine-Tomato Salsa

Put your grill to use for these better-than-takeout quesadillas that feature ripe summer produce. Serve them with store-bought salsa, if desired, to simplify the recipe slightly.

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Grilled Squash and Manchego Quesadillas with Nectarine-Tomato Salsa

Saffron Pilaf with Grilled Vegetables

Similar to paella, Spain's national dish, this sunny-color saffron rice dish bursts with flavor from grilled vegetables--instead of the traditional shrimp and meat.

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Saffron Pilaf with Grilled Vegetables

Cheddar-Beer Weenies

Prepare these weenies and cheddar-beer sauce the day before so all you have to do is warm in a slow cooker with a car adapter on game day.

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Cheddar-Beer Weenies

Street Enchiladas

Enchiladas don't need meat to be a satisfying treat. Try this cheesy vegetarian option the next time you need something to serve with your chips, salsa and margaritas.

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Street Enchiladas

Beet Hummus

Add color and flavor to standard hummus by blending in a cup of bright beets. The finished product would make a tasty sandwich spread or perfect appetizer dip paired with vegetables and bread slices.

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Beet Hummus

Butternut Squash Corn Chowder

Corn chowder gets even creamier when you add vitamin-rich butternut squash puree.

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Butternut Squash Corn Chowder

Bacon-Filled Medjool Dates

Sweet dates, crunchy almonds, creamy cheese and salty bacon combine in these flavor-packed appetizers.

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Bacon-Filled Medjool Dates

Papaya-Pomegranate Guacamole

Brighten up guacamole by adding fresh papaya and pomegranate seeds. Scoop up with tortilla chips or use as a topping for tacos or salads.

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Papaya-Pomegranate Guacamole

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